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I am a native Californian who loves reading, writing, movies, and anything else related to the arts. Writing is something I've thought about all my life, so the completion of my first novel, In Search of Lucy, is truly satisfying. I hold a B.A. degree in Journalism and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. My most enjoyable moments are spent with my family, traveling, spending time outdoors, or simply laughing and being together.
I loved getting to read another Sibel Hodge mystery with Amber Fox as the main character. She’s witty, fun, and up for any kind of adventure. This time Amber’s fiancé has to protect his ex-girlfriend from a stalker. Amber enlists the help of her co-workers and her parents to help her investigate the suspects. All of the supporting characters were entertaining and memorable and I liked that none of them were pros; they just wanted to help Amber as well as get in on the action. Try the Amber Fox series if you like unique mysteries that make you laugh....Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed Loving the Rain, the first book in this mystery series. I actually had already read the last book, Bulletproof, and liked it so much I had to find out how it all started. Clay and Tanner are wonderful characters that I was instantly taken with. Clay has had to learn to live with the powers he believes are both a gift and a curse. Tanner has only begun to discover what he can do. Now they’re both dealing with a menacing man set out to seek revenge on Clay and make the whole family suffer. I thought the mind control part of the story was very unique and kept the story interesting. There were also a few surprises I didn’t see coming. Give this series a shot if you enjoy mystery and suspense with a cool fantasy aspect....Read more
In Darkness and Shadows, Andrew Kaufman has skillfully presented a psychological thriller driven by in-depth, likable characters. I was excited to find out after reading The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted that Patrick Bannister would lead us on another mystery-solving adventure. His character has none of the typical hero attributes yet you will immediately be drawn to him and root for him at every turn. But, part way through the book my attention was snatched away by Tristan, a rough around the edges, somewhat hostile young woman who’s been through about as much turmoil as Patrick. She had such a fun, in your face spark that I loved, but her caring nature was clearly evident. Even though these two have every reason to be bitter and give up, they join together to track down Patrick’s long-lost love, presumed dead years ago. The problem is she just died again, murdered, this time under a new identity. The author does an excellent job of leading you deeper into the mystery, feeding you clues, then spinning you in another different direction. There’s enough suspense, danger, action, and intrigue to keep you turning pages until you land in the satisfying finale....Read more
This was my second Wendy Darlin book and I enjoyed this one just as much, if not more. You can't help but love Wendy with the unique and hilarious personality the author created for her. On the trail of a missing ancient artifact, Wendy reunites with the always charming archaeologist and encounters a whole cast of entertaining characters. Each one has a creative name and is determined to stop the obviously unstoppable Wendy. There were parts that were so funny that I actually did laugh out loud. There was also always something happening, pulling you further into the story. Give this author a try if you're looking for something fun and unique to read....Read more
First let me say that I rarely read books that include Sci Fi. It always feels a bit over my head. But the Jumper cover caught my eye, the reviews were great, and Cole Flint seemed sexy. And I love the concept of a time traveling motorcycle rider.
You've got to give big props to an author for attempting a story like this. Timing in book can be difficult, but add in time travel and teleporting, and things get exponentially more complicated. I think this author pulled it off, making it very clear when and where everything was taking place. The characters were likable with Cole as a stand-out in the hero role. He's a tough guy, sweetheart that's impossible not to love. Cole teams up with an innocent, yet spunky young girl wielding the staff of Moses, to fight evil in the Middle East and resolve some issues in his past.
I enjoyed the pace of the book, always providing action or clues, and was happy with how it ended. Looks like the author definitely has a sequel in mind, so I'll be on the lookout for that.
This is my second Donna Fasano novel, and I loved this one just as much if not more. The Merry-Go-Round was a fun read with a unique storyline and likable characters. My favorite was Greg. I like when a book makes me smile and laugh and this one did. And, there was always something happening to keep me going. The author took what could have been a typical ending and added a creative twist....Read more
I love a good whodunit, and this book had that and much more. I hadn't read the first two books, but it didn't make a difference. I instantly fell in love with the father/son duo and found their special abilities to be a nice change from what I usually read in a mystery. There was a large cast of supporting characters and the author did an excellent job of differentiating them all. I really enjoyed following the clues and trying to formulate my own guesses along the way. I'll definitely read another from Jeff LaFerney....Read more
This book was a wild ride. It reminded me of a fast-paced, zany movie. The writing was clever, the story incredibly unique. And, I loved the Peter Pan parallel. The story takes Wendy on an adventure aboard a yacht to solve more than one mystery. Though there was a large cast of characters, the author did a great job of letting each of them shine in their own way. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure, comedy, and fun in vividly depicted settings....Read more
A Very French Affair centers on a sweet, yet somewhat vulnerable young woman who just wants to be loved and happy. She's had some bad luck in relationships, but her own decisions make things worse for her. I instantly became endeared to Margaret and felt for her and her plight. This is the second book I've read by this author and what I like best is her ability to transport you to beautiful locations. Throughout this book, the author's vivid descriptions made me feel like I was right there with Margaret experiencing it all....Read more
Look For Me is a great prequel to the Rachel Scott series. I read Burn Out some months ago and immediately connected with the main character. What I like about this is that you can read it before the series or after any of the other books. I've always been a back story type of person, so I really enjoyed going back, learning Rachel's history and discovering what motivated her to start the search and rescue organization. And, there were other characters to learn about. This was an easy read and I love the author's use of dialogue, which was very authentic....Read more